Wolves living on the coastline of the Pacific Northwest have specialized in enough ways to be considered an unofficial subspecies of grey wolf. Conservation photographer April Bencze zeroes in on their lives and needs.
Anglerfish are most well-known for the bioluminescent protrusion off the heads of females. As light is scarce in the deep sea, prey are attracted to the light, and they quickly get eaten. Because this area is so dark, scientists have not been able to gather a lot of information about how these fish actually live, until now.
In this intriguing talk, biologist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim introduces us to rare plant species from isolated islands and regions of Africa. Meet the shape-shifting benjoin; the baume de l'ile plate, which might offer a new treatment for asthma; and the iconic baobab tree, which could hold the key to the future of food. Plus: monkey apples.
In Western society, bats are often characterized as creepy, even evil. Zoologist Emma Teeling encourages us to rethink our attitude toward bats, whose unique and fascinating biology gives us insight into our own genetic makeup. (Filmed at TEDxDublin.)
Beach-goers in Cape Town, Africa had an unexpected find when they stumbled across a dead shark lying washed close to shore. Upon close inspection, they noticed the shark's stomach moving, and decided to investigate. They cut open the shark's abdomen, and found three baby sharks inside.
Il y a 40 ans, une équipe de chercheurs mettait au jour un fossile vieux de 3,2 millions d'années dans la région de l'Afar, en Éthiopie. Ce fossile allait devenir un personnage célèbre dans le monde entier : Lucy.
The BBC has captured incredible underwater footage of an octopus collecting the halves of a coconut shell in Indonesia to use as protection at a later date. In the clip, a flounder is following the veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) as it scuttles to find the second half of a coconut shell. Although the video seems to suggest the flounder is about to stir up trouble, it is more likely trailing the octopus for a very different reason.
When it comes to birds, the terms “strong” or “beautiful” might inspire images of fierce eagles or decadent tropical parrots. But both of these birds will certainly find strong contender in hummingbirds, which possess a unique sort of delicate beauty and a mastery of avian maneuvers like no other. We created this list of 20 stunning hummingbird photos to show you just how beautiful they can be.
A recent lizard invasion shows how quickly evolutionary change can occur when the competition for food and space gets fierce. On a group of small islands in Florida, native green lizards were pushed to higher tree perches after brown lizard invaders forced their way in. As a result, their little green feet became bigger and stickier -- all the better to grip those higher branches with. This study, published in Science this week, provides a rare glimpse of real-time evolution.